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Indoor Rules - Tournaments

General 

  • Absolutely no foul language, referees will give players yellow cards, spectators and coaches will be asked to leave the facility.
  • No Fighting—will result in expulsion of the player and team from the tournament.  The team, all players and spectator for the team must leave the facility.
  • No Arguing with the Referee at any time by players, coaches or spectators. If arguing with the referee they may ask you to leave the facility.  If asked to leave you may not enter for the remainder of the tournament.
  • No spitting.
  • No gum.
  • Team can play with one less player than required, otherwise a 3-0 forfeit will result.
  • On any indirect kick, opposing players must stand 3 yards away from spot of ball.

 

Gameplay

  • No punting or drop kicking allowed by the goalie.
  • No jewelry allowed.
  • No sliding or slide tackles, this includes the goalie.
  • No metal cleats/studs.
  • Shin guards and soccer socks required.
  • Balls out-of-bounds will re-enter field with an indirect kick from spot ball was played out.
  • Ball contacting ceiling will be as out-of-bounds and played as an indirect kick beneath point of contact.
  • Goals are not allowed from kickoff.
  • Restarting after a goal will be with a goal kick.
  • Sidelines - Marked lines.
  • “Sub on the fly rule”—player on the field must be completely off before teammate enters the playing field.
  • No offsides.
  • Yellow Cards - Any Yellow carded player must sit out for 2 minutes.  2 yellow cards in a game equal a red card. 
  • Red cards will result in a team’s loss of player on the field for 2 minutes.  Carded player will not be allowed back into the game and must miss the next game of the tournament.  They do not have to leave the facility.
  • Fouls occurring within the penalty area (arc) by the defending team will result in a penalty kick from the top of the arc.  All players, with the exception of the shooter and GK, must remain behind the ball until the ball has been kicked.
  • 25 minute games will be played, no time stoppages.  The clock starts at the designated start time, no exceptions.

Scoring

  • 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss
  • Championship and playoff games will go straight to penalty kicks in the event of a tie.  Each team will alternate five penalty kicks. But if one team is not ahead on goals after these five kicks, the shootout will proceed to sudden death. Only the players on the field at the time of the regular time stoppage are permitted to kick, this includes the goalie.

Facility Rules

  • All facility rules posted are in affect. 
  • Both Locations  - Keep food and drinks off the field, pick up all garbage, stay in designated area.
  • Both Locations - Go to the SoccerOP table for any questions.
  • Greensboro Sportsplex - No cleats on the basketball courts. Spectators give the coaches and teams room to get in and out of the doors.
  • Proehlific Park - Stay off the basketball courts (if on the basketball court you may be asked to leave). Spectators need to stay away from the corner kick spots.  When field 2 opens spectators must be on field 2 to watch the game.  If on field 3 spectator may use the space behind the net as well. To make entering and exiting easier the side door will be open, please use this door to limit the traffic through the front door, after 9pm the front door is locked and the side door MUST remain propped open. Anyone closing the door will be asked to leave.

 

Age Bracket

Game Play

Division

GK

Referee

Ball Size

07 / 08

5 v 5

Boys/Girls

GK

Ref

4

05 / 06

5 v 5

Boys/Girls

GK

Ref

4

03 / 04

5 v 5

Boys/Girls

GK

Ref

5*

High School

5 v 5

Boys/Girls

GK

Ref

5*

Adult

5 v 5

Mens/Coed

GK

Ref

5*


* Greensboro SportsPlex will use a Futsal ball.